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American Roads Not Ready for Self-Driving Vehicles, HFES Policy Statement Says

As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Congress press for removing safety regulations in order to fast-track the introduction of highly automated vehicles, human factors/ergonomics experts recommend requiring important testing and...
16-Oct-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Improved Passphrases Could Make Online Experiences Both User-Friendly and Secure

The human factors researchers’ alternative passphrase systems showed significantly better user recall compared with existing systems.
3-Aug-2018 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Warnings to Texting Pedestrians May Not Eliminate Risks, But They Can Help

Improving pedestrian safety even in the presence of warnings remains a challenge.
11-Jun-2018 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Challenge the “Levels of Automation” Framework in Automated Vehicles

The widespread push by car, truck, and drone makers toward increasingly automated vehicles has moved faster than technology and faster than legislation.
8-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Graduate Student Wins Design Contest for Mobile Health App for Those Considering Elective Mastectomy

Employing user-centered design, Grayson achieved dual goals of aiding not only patients but also researchers seeking data about patients’ decision making.
12-Apr-2018 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Don’t Talk and Drive: Examination of Nearly 100 Prior Studies on Cell Phone Use in Cars Underscores Hazards

In their detailed analysis of dozens of empirical studies on the effects of talking while driving, human factors researchers have provided a comprehensive and credible basis for governments seeking to enact legislation restricting drivers’ use of...
12-Mar-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Don’t Talk and Drive

Analysis of research from 1991 to 2015 on talking on the phone while driving can inform lawmakers in crafting driver safety legislation.
5-Mar-2018 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Inattentional Blindness

Drivers’ limited capacity to process the myriad details they absorb could explain why they sometimes fail to avoid crashes with motorcycles.
5-Jan-2018 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is the world’s largest scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals, with more than 4,500 members globally. HFES members include psychologists and other scientists, designers, and engineers, all of whom have a common interest in designing systems and equipment to be safe and effective for the people who operate and maintain them. “Human Factors and Ergonomics: People-Friendly Design Through Science and Engineering.”


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